"News Flash! Associated Press Can’t Count!!!"

2008
Jan
19

Last week I contributed the following to my second webhome at MetaFilter:
AskAP or LOLAP?
Got Questions About the News? Ask AP (Associated Press) All you have to do is “send your questions to newsquestions(at)ap.org, with “Ask AP” in the subject line. Then keep an eye out for installments of the new Q&A column, where you’ll finally get some answers”… maybe… if they feel like it. Instant Analysis: No threat to Ask Metafilter.

Well, a week later, AskAP answered its first questions, “six of the 150 questions submitted by the news-reading public” (I’m disappointed; I’d hoped that MeFi members would flood their inbox with a lot more than that):

The questions:
What ever happened to Baghdad Bob?
How can oil go up in cost by a factor of five and the cost of gasoline go up by a factor of two?
What happened to Meredith Emerson’s dog Ella?
What is the difference between a caucus and a primary?
What is a “redshirt freshman”?
and…
Waitaminit. There are only five questions…. WHERE THE HELL IS THE SIXTH QUESTION?!? (or is that the sixth question?

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